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David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff, David The Hoff Hasselhoff sings to save Berlin Wall David The Hoff Hasselhoff sings to save Berlin Wall Photo: David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff joined a campaign in Germany to keep what remains of the Berlin Wall as a monument after local developers had originally planned to demolish parts of the former Cold War symbol. Cheered on by thousands of mostly young protesters who want the Wall to stay how it is, Hasselhoff performed his former hit song "Looking for Freedom" from the back of a van, singing into a megaphone. Recalling the time when in 1989 he was asked to sing the song on theBerlin Wall, Hasselhoff told reporters:     I was honoured in 1989 to sing on the Wall. It was a big surprise to me when they called and asked if I could sing on New Year's Eve and I said, only if I can sing on the Wall, knowing they would say no. And they said we need to get (then West German Chancellor) Helmut Kohl and (then East German leader Erich) Honecker to say

David Hasselhoff, Star Power To New Campaign

David Hasselhoff put his name behind a campaign to preserve one of the few remaining sections of the Berlin Wall, calling it a "sacred" monument to cheers Sunday from Germans who fondly remember his schmaltzy hit "Looking for Freedom" as one of the soundtracks to their peaceful 1989 revolution. The actor, best known for starring in "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch," joined ordinary Berliners in protesting a real estate developer's plans to move part of the wall to make way for an access path for a luxury housing development. David Hasselhoff wants to stop plans to move a section of the Berlin Wall. "It's like tearing down an Indian burial ground. It's a no-brainer," said Hasselhoff, before recounting his own memories of visiting East Germany – grim cities, grim food – shortly before unification. Plans to move part of the East Side Gallery – a 1.3 kilometer (3/4 mile) stretch of wall painted by artists after the fall